I Just wanted to sop in and say hello. I have not been here in a while, but I have been reading everyones post. There sure are a lot of new members which is great, but so sorry that you are all suffering with pain.
I have been checking in on all the members that have supported me in the past, you all gave me such comfort when I needed it most. Screaming Eagle..so happy that you are now a moderator.
As for me.....Things were going great after my second fusion in December. Recovery was tough, and kicking all the pain meds was even harder. I some how made it thru. I was able to get back to the old me. Started working out, getting in shape, mentally and physically. Lost 50 pounds and felt great. Was having 'some" leg pain, but was able to manage the pain without pain meds. Well.....things are getting worse. Surgeon thinks eventually will need more surgery. Had talk with my husband about it this morning, he thinks I should do it now while I am in a good place mentally and physically. He thinks the pain will increase like it did in the past, and I will end up in the same dark place I was in before.
I guess I am looking for an opinion, Would you do it now? Or just push thru the pain like I want to do. I can't go back to that place I was in just a short time ago. I feel like a different person mentally than I did last year and for years before.
The only med I am taking is Tramodal, which really is not cutting the pain, but I can't take anything stronger. The pain after surgery was terrible and don't want that agian.
As alwyas I appreciate everyone help, I always felt so welcomed by everyone.
"lIFE IS NOT WAITNG FOR THE STORM TO PASS.....IT IS about
LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN"
Diagnosed crohns Disease, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals,
Meds lyrica, norco, amrix,metanx,pentasa.
Spinal Fusion 3/20